Bath Postal Museum

Address: 27 Northgate Street, Bath, BA1 1AJ, England
Telephone: 01225 460333

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Stamp around Bath’s very-own offbeat postal museum.

Continuing Bath’s theme of slightly bizarre mini-museums, the Postal Museum picks up the baton and runs with it. There’s something gloriously kitsch about this museum, where you can even perforate your own stamps, and I actually learned a lot about the postal service and Bath’s importance in its development- the first ever Penny Black stamp was posted from here. This is more a museum for people who have been to Bath several times and fancy doing something different – you never know when all this postal trivia will come in handy for a pub quiz. It’s also great for kids with interactive educational games and dressing up clothes for them to play with.

Value for money

Price advice

Adult tickets cost £3.50.

Expert tips

Most of the museum is wheelchair accessible.

Buy a Bath Visitor Card from the tourist office near the Abbey (£3) to get discounts here, or if you travel by train between Oct-Apr you might be able to get two for one on entry – check the visit Bath website for information as offers do change.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • History